WILSON SPEEDWAY

WILSON, NC

Wilson Speedway is a .5 mile Oval. It falls in the category of Short Track (an oval racetrack that is 1 mile or less in length.).

The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Wilson Speedway was in 1951 and the last Cup Series race was in 1960.

Rank Driver Total Poles
1 Herb Thomas 3
2 Buck Baker 2
3 Ken Rush 1
3 Jim Paschal 1
3 Ned Jarrett 1
3 Fonty Flock 1
3 Fireball Roberts 1
3 Emanuel Zervakis 1
3 Marvin Panch 1
Rank Driver Total Wins
1 Herb Thomas 3
2 Buck Baker 2
2 Fonty Flock 2
2 Junior Johnson 2
5 Joe Weatherly 1
5 Ralph Moody 1
5 Lee Petty 1
Date Race Name Winner Start Make Cautions/Laps Lead Changes
04-17-60 1960-12 Joe Weatherly 5 Ford 0/0 0
06-20-59 1959-22 Junior Johnson 18 Ford 0/0 0
03-29-59 1959-07 Junior Johnson 22 Ford 0/0 4
03-16-58 1958-05 Lee Petty 6 Oldsmobile 0/0 4
03-17-57 1957-06 Ralph Moody 4 Ford 0/0 1
11-18-56 1956-56 Buck Baker 1 Chrysler 0/0 0
03-18-56 1956-08 Herb Thomas 1 Chevrolet 0/0 0
05-09-54 1954-11 Buck Baker 2 Oldsmobile 0/0 5
10-04-53 1953-34 Herb Thomas 1 Hudson 0/0 0
06-28-53 1953-18 Fonty Flock 0 Hudson 0/0 0
09-28-52 1952-29 Herb Thomas 1 Hudson 0/0 0
09-30-51 1951-30 Fonty Flock 1 Oldsmobile 0/0 0
  • Track Length: .5 Miles
  • Track Shape: Oval
  • Track Type: ST
  • First Race: 1951-30 on 09-30-1951
  • Last Race: 1960-12 on 04-17-1960
  • # of NASCAR Cup Races: 12
  • Qualifying Record: Emanuel Zervakis, 60.500 mph on 04-17-1960
  • Race Record: Junior Johnson (1957 Ford) 58.065 mph on 06-20-1959
  • Largest Purse: $4,585 for the 1956-56 on 11-18-1956
  • Most Cautions: 0 at the 1951-30 on 09-30-1951
  • Most Caution Laps: 0 at the 1951-30 on 09-30-1951
  • Least Cautions:
  • Least Caution Laps:
  • Most Lead Changes: 5 at the 1954-11 on 05-09-1954
  • Least Lead Changes: 0 at the 1951-30 on 09-30-1951
  • Most Wins: 3 - Herb Thomas
  • Most Poles: 3 - Herb Thomas
  • Most Top Fives: 8 - Lee Petty
  • Most Top Tens: 10 - Lee Petty